As I am getting closer to my due date, I am getting a little more tired but I am also making a lot of efforts to stay put and running. I was advised to take care of my health by my midwife and nutritionist and so it is crucial for me to stay active and to always be out and about. What keeps me motivated at this moment other than the sun is obviously dressing up pretty; there’s always room to dress up and look pretty. Since I have been on a 70s train, I got inspired to be all floral and bright and this outfit has got me all kinds of blissful. TBH, sometimes I feel like just being a couch potato and wearing nothing but my little knickers, however, I feel like if I give up now, I might stay stuck in a rut and it will stay that way after I deliver and I vowed to myself that I won’t be a bum-mum and that I would take care of myself for my own sake and for the sake of my little family.
So back to the main focus of this blog, the 70s is my second favourite era, right after the 50s. I love the disco fashion, the flares, the folkloric inspirations, the patterns, the prints and colors, the gypsy looks, the jumpsuits and the unisex fashion. Everything about the 70s is free and lively; you were allowed to be who you want to be without judgement. I took inspiration from those little elements to put together this outfit and I was really happy with the outcome.
These 70s inspired trousers are amazeballs and what drew me to them is definitely the mustard color. I have a very deep love for mustard, not a common kinda love, but a great one. The flowers also caught my attention and styling them was no issue to me, I felt like I could go a million different direction. Also, the mustard is a common characteristic of the 1970s…the era was typified by sober neutral palette of white, black, beiges and olives, earth tones were the mark of the day, set off by mustard, brick red, and dark orange. The light bottom flare is also super typical of that time. These trousers also remind me of a Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell design; this duo was famous for their bold prints, romantic designs and feminine cuts. If you ever have the time to google some of their work, I totes suggest you do, because it is well worth it!!! Colors are to die for!
WHAT I WORE
BLAZER: Zara ♠ TANK: Thyme Maternity ♠ PANTS: Jules & Leopold ♠ SHOES: Topshop ♠ SUNNIES: Local shop in Jericho ♠ NECKLACE: Antique from Egypt ♠ BAG: Cole Haan
Since I wanted to be a little risky and was hoping to mix another type of pattern along with the pants, but couldn’t find anything in my wardrobe that could compliments the delightfulness of the trousers, I went with a pink blazer instead and I quite liked the combo; it was still bright and still give me the 70s vibes I was aiming for.
To keep things clean and bring the whole look together, I went with a simple white Cole Haan bag and Topshop pink sandals. I think I am still stuck on the 70s train and I don’t think I’ll get off any time soon! àààààà
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